Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for lovely JungleZgok whose wonderful teenage son has died.
KnottyAndPistey · 05/07/2022 16:35
You may have heard the dreadfully sad news that JungleZgok’s wonderful 18 year old son recently died very suddenly. Mental ill health can be such a devastating illness. Bless his heart. Life has been very cruel to them all. We send JungleZgok, her DH and their daughters our love and are so sorry. They are all in our thoughts.
We are so glad that she has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, we hope it may give whatever comfort it can. There will be love crafted into every stitch. JungleZgok’s original thread is here…
So we are now asking for help once again.
We shall need crafters and donors of funds and wool, can you help us? We’d be so grateful. Thank you so much.
Important crafting info, please do read
Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook. Please knot off VERY carefully when finishing or changing colour and sew your ends in, thank you! No blocking please, makes it much easier to join squares.
Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.
Ideas from lovely Jungle
His favourite colour was purple and he liked flowers (in particular the Bird of Paradise, pic in OP). He loved DIIV the band, sunsets and all types of music too. (DIIV is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York City.)
Purples, his favourite, we plan to join and edge in purple too.
All blues from night sky through to pale blue
Greens, woodland shades
yellows, oranges, pinks, red (sunset shades)
The Yarn we will be Using….
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK ( Is on sale and can only be bought from Love Crafts)
Drops Merino Extra Fine DK, try Wool Warehouse here..
King Cole Luxury Merino DK on sale and at Love Crafts too.
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK Currently on sale on at Black Sheep Wools
Patons Merino Extrafine DK Currently on sale at Lady Sew and Sew Knits
Just from the brands listed please because we know they combine for wash and wear. If you still have any of our wools that have been discontinued or difficult to source - Artesano Superwash Merino DK, Katia Merino 100% DK, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK or James C. Brett Pure Merino DK in your stash, please do use them.
When posting, it will be the Teddington address, please make sure you add your name and who the squares are for, and if you would like to include a card for JungleZgok and her family, please do, we will pass it on.
We know that some schools in the UK are already on summer break, and others are imminently doing likewise, so plan to stretch the last posting date to Saturday 10th September to give everyone a chance.
Thank you so much lovely Woolly crew.
Remembering their wonderful son.
KnottyAndPistey · 05/07/2022 16:49
Literally this is when the server goes down!
Bearfrills · 05/07/2022 16:57
I'm so sorry for JungleZgok's son and everyone who knew and loved him, such a sad loss.
I will of course make some squares. Can I be matched with a donor? My merino stash doesn't have the right colours.
Iwantacampervan · 05/07/2022 17:03
Such sad news, I can certainly help with some squares - please could I have wool as i don't think I have enough of the right colours (I'll send a message).
bookbook · 05/07/2022 17:28
Such devastating news . I will gladly help with squares . I'm sure I have some of the colours
Much love to the family
Yiayoula · 05/07/2022 17:31
Yes, of course - I will message you, but pretty sure I’m ok for yarn.
We’ve been in forrin parts for a while, so missed JungleZgok’s thread - such dreadful news.
FiveGoMadInDorset · 05/07/2022 17:38
I am struggling to find time to knit but very happy to donate wool if I can be matched
KnottyAndPistey · 05/07/2022 17:47
Thank you so much lovely people.
and Five that is so kind thank you. Will be in touch with details tomorrow
TheNinjaGooseIsHooking · 05/07/2022 17:52
I'm in, away to pm now. Sending love to JungleZgok x
ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba · 05/07/2022 18:27
So sorry to hear, such devastating news😭
phone's about to run out of juice so quick placemarking
Of course I'm in, 2 squares at least
I also have 6 or 7 balls of JW dusky purple if you want it for joining yarn.
will show you when home
minniebar · 05/07/2022 18:27
Of course, count me in x
TheWoollybacksWife · 05/07/2022 18:41
I'd be honoured to help. I will PM
Sending love to Jungle and all who loved and will miss her beautiful boy.
EspeciallyDeIighted · 05/07/2022 18:44
I did see her thread at the time, heartbreaking, very glad to contribute
FluffandBuzz · 05/07/2022 18:51
Such terribly sad news. Thinking of jungle and all the family.
I can make some squares. I think I have blues and purples in my stash but if not I can get hold of some yarn so don't need any sending
Fairyfellowsmasterstroke · 05/07/2022 18:51
I'd be honoured to be part of this - Knotty I'll PM you.
I followed the original thread and was brought to tears by such a tragic outcome. 💐
KnottyAndPistey · 05/07/2022 19:15
So kind folks. Thank you everyone xxx
SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 05/07/2022 19:24
I will go and have a look in my stash, and see if I have any suitable yarn.
MadisonAvenue · 05/07/2022 19:31
I’d love to help, could I be matched with a donor though please?
My love and thoughts are with Jungle x
SpiralArchitect · 05/07/2022 19:37
I will make a couple of squares and I think I'm ok for suitable yarn; will pm (if it works...)
Thinking of Jungle and her family x
SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 05/07/2022 19:51
If these colours are OK, I can do 2 or 3 squares.
Whatsthatbrightlight · 05/07/2022 19:54
Such devastating news. I have some blues in my stash and will make some squares
mejon · 05/07/2022 21:32
I'd be honoured. I may have some yarn left over from previous projects but can't check until tomorrow.
WitchDancer · 05/07/2022 21:36
I’m in but will need wool please. I’ll drop you a message Knotty.
My condolences to JungleZog and all the family.
Mogloveseggs · 05/07/2022 21:37
Thinking of Jungle and family 💐
I'd like to donate money for wool if possible please?
akissbeforebed · 05/07/2022 21:42
I'm not a knitter but will happily donate yarn if you could match me with someone.
longtompot · 05/07/2022 21:53
I read Junglezogs posts at the time and her final one was heartbreaking. I would love to make some squares for the wool thug if someone can send me the required yarn for it. Her family are in my thoughts 💐
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